News for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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McDonough man wins $250,000 from Georgia Lottery scratch-off game

A Henry County man was surprised to scratch off a Georgia Lottery instant ticket with a $250,000 prize.

Stockbridge DDA hosts first regular meeting, discusses litigation

Previous members say litigation has caused the city the loss of a potential college

The Downtown Development Authority began its first regular meeting Monday with five new members on board.

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Henry County first responders honored

Thursday Henry County and City of Stockbridge officials gathered to celebrate local police, fire and EMS officers at the First Responders Appreciation Lunch.

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Theft and traffic not distractions for Eagle’s Landing High School’s track meet

DeAndra Greer leads Woodland girls to the trophy, Union Grove boys win as well

As if putting on a 20-team track and field meet on a frigid, late March morning wasn’t hard enough, fate tossed several wrenches into Eagle’s Landing High School track Coach Claud Spinks' plans.

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Mayor vetoes salary increase for mayor, council

Mayor Tim Thompson has vetoed an ordinance approved by council this month that gives the mayor and council a pay raise.

Henry County restaurant health scores for the week of March 23, 2015

Henry County restaurant health scores for the week of March 23, 2015

Henry County Schools set information meetings on school flexibility options

Henry County Schools will host a system-wide informational meeting on school district flexibility and accountability Saturday.

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Henry Players find a permanent home, prepare for new musical

Henry Players prepare for new musical in new spot

Like Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz,” the Henry Players have been clicking their heels looking for a home.

Locust Grove to host April pageant

The third-annual Miss Locust Grove Pageant has been scheduled Saturday, April 18, and the deadline for participants to sign up is April 13.

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Pet of the Week — Tinsel

Holidays have come and gone since Tinsel arrived at the Henry County Animal Care and Control Shelter shortly after Thanksgiving.

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April Fools: Practical jokes crucial to high school sports culture

Wolverines brand of comedy features ‘common sense’ grades and imaginary buckets of curveballs.

Local athletes use pranks and humor to stay loose on the playing field. Union Grove baseball’s brand of comedy features “common sense” grades and imaginary buckets of curveballs.

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Deal accepts House Bill 91 in signing ceremony

Law allows those who failed graduation test but passed everything else to receive diplomas

State Schools Superintendent Richard Woods lauded the passing and signing of House Bill 91, which Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Monday.

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Seniors take action against developers, owners of living community

Seniors living in Hampton Court, a new low-income senior living complex, are taking action against the complex’s developers and owners, many claiming that Fairway Management has not done as they’ve promised to residents in the complex.

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April Fools: Practical jokes crucial to high school sports culture

Wolverines brand of comedy features ‘common sense’ grades and imaginary buckets of curveballs.

Local athletes use pranks and humor to stay loose on the playing field. Union Grove baseball’s brand of comedy features “common sense” grades and imaginary buckets of curveballs.

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Team camaraderie sets Union Grove baseball up for success

Shane Tucker, Cameron Williams, A.J. Spencer leading team in ERA, Casey Selfe, Jake Kaufman swinging hot bats

The Wolverines were in a precarious situation last year, one that saw the team split into several cliques. Coaches had to focus on reducing intra-squad dramatics. Fights in the dugout were common. It made jelling as a unit impossible. That is not true anymore.

Mr.. Robert Randolph Sims

Mr. Robert Randolph Sims, age 92 of McDonough, Georgia passed away March 29, 2015.

Mrs.. Elizabeth Tant

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Tant, age 82 of McDonough, Georgia passed away March 29, 2015.

Mr.. Jalen-Michael Thomas

Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Jalen-Michael Thomas of McDonough

Laurie McGouirk

Laurie Moscardelli McGouirk, age 73, of Jackson, GA died Monday, March 30, 2015.

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